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Lot 21: L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.

672: Art & Antiques

by Auctionata Paddle8 AG

December 2, 2016

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
  • L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
  • L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
  • L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
  • L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
  • L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
  • L’Epée, Officer’s Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
   
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Description: Brass, gilt, glass, enamel
L’Epée (est. 1839) – French clock manufactory with French origin, late 20th century
The dial inscribed ‘L’Epée / Fondé en 1839 / Saint Suzanne France‘; movement with manufacturer’s logo, inscribed ‘MADE IN FRANCE’ and ‘11 ELEVEN JEWELS UNADJ.’, as well as numbered ‘00001565’
Rectangular gilt brass movement with manucal movement, lever eycapement with balance wheel, 11 jewels
8 days power reserve
Half-hour strike on bell, hours repetition and alarm function
High rectangular gilt brass body with profiled socket and top with brass handle, the sides and the top with on the sides faceted glazing, the rear with a hinged door
White rectangular enamel dial with black Arabian and Roman clockhands
Clockhands of blackened steel
A doubled ending key is enclosed
Dimensions (without handle): 11.8 x 8 x 6.7 cm

Condition:

The clock is in very good condition with minimal traces of wear. During in house testing the clock was functional. No guarantee on long term precision and regularity.

Carriage clocks

Carriage clocks – small, portable, spring-driven clocks with carrying handles – are among the most popular clocks with collectors today. This type of travelling clock was developed by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), one of the most famous French watchmakers of his time. At the turn of the 19th century, these watches were called pendules de voyage. In the early 19th and 20th main producer was France, but they were most sold in England and the United States. (ala)

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Auctionata charges the resale rights tax pursuant to Section 26 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG) towards the buyer in case of the sale of an original work of art or photography prior to 70 years having lapsed since the death of their creator. Therefore, Auctionata charges when purchasing a good – if a protection as an original work of art or photography is given – starting from a hammer price of EUR 400 an additional amount, which is calculated according to Section 26 (2) German Copyright Act (UrhG) and which does not exceed the amount of EUR 12,500. You can find more information about resale rights tax in Auctionata´s table of fees and T&C.

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